Edmund Heery is Professor of Employment Relations at Cardiff Business School.
The representation gap and the future of worker representation
Article first published online: 8 JUL 2009
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Industrial Relations Journal
Special Issue: Special Tribute Issue to Brian Towers
Volume 40, Issue 4, pages 324–336, July 2009
How to Cite
Heery, E. (2009), The representation gap and the future of worker representation. Industrial Relations Journal, 40: 324–336. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2338.2009.00530.x
- Issue published online: 8 JUL 2009
- Article first published online: 8 JUL 2009
The Representation Gap was one of the finest achievements of Brian Towers's academic life. In this important book he described the extent of the representation gap in Britain and the United States and examined attempts to close the gap through public policy, the revitalisation of trade unions and the development of new institutions of worker representation. On the sad occasion of Brian's death, this article returns to the main themes of the book and examines how academic analysis and developments in the real world of industrial relations have progressed since its publication.